Getting engaged to your girlfriend? Want to buy a beautiful and magnificent ring for her and propose to her with flowers, chocolates and champagne? If you’re preparing to get down on your knees before your beloved one, and want to present her a lustrous engagement ring that can showcase your love to her without burning a hole in your pocket, here’s what you need to do:
Do Your Research
Don’t just enter a jewellery shop without any prior knowledge about rings and stones. As with everything else, research is essential before buying an engagement ring, as well. If you’re planning to buy a ring with diamonds, make sure you are well acquainted with the 4 C’s – cut, colour, clarity and carat weight; which decide the brilliance of a diamond. Also, don’t be completely clueless when you go to buy the engagement ring for your sweetheart. You must know if you want the ring metal to be gold, silver or platinum. Do the market research well and don’t just go to any jewellery shop. Visit only those shops that provide diamonds certified by a recognised certifying body. Also, carry out some research over the prices of engagement rings at a few shops, before making your final pick. Your main motive should be to achieve amazing value for your money and of course, a gorgeous ring for your to-be wife!
Know Her Expectations
If you do not already know what kind of ring would your partner love to be given, talk to her closest friends and find out the kind of ring that would bring the biggest smile on her face. Does she like big rocks or sweet and small gemstones? Does she prefer gold or platinum? Does she like rings with multiple stones or just one? These are the questions you would want to find answers to.
Go Online! Or Buy Jewellery Online
A lot of reputed online jewellery stores are now available, which provide certified and authentic engagement rings. The best part is that you might even strike a discount deal, as most online stores launch discount offers, now and then. Therefore, I would strongly advise you to check the online stores before visiting the high street ones. Not only do online stores offer cash discounts, they also provide greater number of options across all price ranges. So, become a savvy online shopper and find the best value for money deal!
Consider Second Hand Jewellery
Did you just shake your head in disagreement on reading this advice? Well, have a little patience and read further. While people have many preconceptions regarding second hand jewellery, sadly, they are mostly incorrect. Good jewellery stores recondition the used jewellery pieces and transform them into beautiful wonders that look as good as new. Visit a store that sells second hand engagement rings and go through the options on offer. Chances are that you will come across some spectacular pieces, which you won’t find anywhere else!
Instead of buying a new ring for your partner; you can even consider giving her an ancestral ring of your grandmother or great grandmother. This will not only let her know how dear she is to you and how eager you are to make her your wife, but will also save you a lot of money which you can use to buy some other precious gift for her later on. Ancestral rings have a majestic air about them and will surely please your lover.
The word ‘SALE’ is a very happy one! If you have enough time and can spend some time doing good research looking through newspapers, you will surely come across jewellery sales. These sales provide attractive discounts on both new and second hand jewellery. However, you’ll have to rummage a little to find the best ring for your partner. If you come to know of a jewellery sale nearby, don’t miss the opportunity to grab the best deal!
You don’t always have to spend a lot to buy the best stuff for the one you love. With little research and efforts, you can definitely be successful in finding the most amazing ring at a highly reasonable price. Use the above mentioned advice and save some money for later.